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  • The Passion of Joan of Arc 1928

    ★★★★½ Watched 29 Aug, 2014

    This movie was so ahead of it's time - especially in terms of the camera work. Elegant dolly moves, intriguing angles and the use of close-ups, stark locations and backgrounds - the movie is shot almost entirely in close-ups with the odd medium shot. You feel the weight of the inquisition as young Joan is badgered by the judges who want her to recant her claim of coming directly from God. The faces all have such life to them, amplified…

  • Goon 2011

    Watched 29 Aug, 2014

    A movie about hockey fighting where the main character can barely put a full sentence together because as he puts it, he's stupid. Yes...he is....and we're supposed to think that's ok, but it's not. The man makes a living knocking people's teeth out. His Mom must be so proud - oh wait, she's not. She and his father leave him at a restaurant, disgusted by his career. Nothing ever really comes of that subplot - or any of the others.…

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